Elizaville in Fleming County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Iwo Jima Hero
PFC Franklin Runyon Sousley USMCR. One of six of 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div. who raised flag on Suribachi 23 Feb. 1945. Immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's famed AP photograph. Sousley born Fleming County, 1925. Joined Marines, Jan. 1944. Landed on Iwo Jima 19 Feb. 1945, survived Suribachi, but killed month later. Reinterred, 1948, on hillside S.E. Purple Heart, 3 other medals. Over.
(Photograph of men raising flag on Suribachi. Caption under photograph reads:)
Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Erected 1965 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 855.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 24.947′ N, 83° 49.609′ W. Marker is in Elizaville, Kentucky, in Fleming County. Marker is on Hilltop Road (Route 170) 0.2 miles south of Elizaville Road (Kentucky Route 32), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 Hilltop Road, Ewing KY 41039, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Private Ambers Sapp (within shouting distance Michael Cassidy (1755-1829) (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stockton's Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist (approx. 5 miles away); Old Tobacco Plug Factory (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fleming Hotel (approx. 5.1 miles away); James J. Andrews (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fleming County (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Franklin Sousley. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.